September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote online for vacation photos

The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is upon us and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll.   Visit www.theacorn.com and follow the prompts to the Take Your Acorn on Vacation contest. More...

Health & Wellness

Council on Aging will broadcast new series of programs for seniors

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will broadcast a new series of programs for seniors this fall.   The first program will be a panel of Senior Concerns members speaking on “Senior Concerns: A One-Stop Resource” at 1 p.m. More...

Couple accept donations for bike ride

Todd Wiseman and his wife, Patti Rand, of Newbury Park are planning on riding 95 miles in two days in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Bike MS: Southern California Ride on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 16 and 17 in Ventura. More...

Sheriff’s stations embrace drug disposal

Sheriff’s patrol stations in Moorpark, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will participate in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., SEPT. 23   Agoura Newcomers Club Meets at member’s home, 1488 Sappanwood, Thousand Oaks. All people new to area welcome. Includes residents of Agoura, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas. RSVP requested. More...

Schools

High School HIGHLIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Tues., Sept. 28: AVID parent potluck/cafeteria/6 p.m.   Wed., Sept. 29: Principal’s coffee/ A2/8:30 a.m.   Wrestling parent meeting/ cafeteria/7 p.m.   Thurs., Sept. More...

Marching bands to storm the field at Sounds of Conejo

The third annual Sounds of Conejo, a celebration of high school marching bands, will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9 at the Thousand Oaks High School football stadium, 2323 Moorpark Road. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Former coordinator returns to the Y as executive director

Katie Beck, previously the Healthy Lifestyles Program Coordinator for the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park, is returning as the Y’s executive director.   More...

Business

City of T.O. remains part of the Thousand Oaks Business Improvement District

The City Council voted to pay $17,000 a year in extra taxes to the Thousand Oaks Business Improvement District, which provided funding for a proposed specific plan that will be coming before the council later this year. More...

Follow the Money $$$

Full Story

Owner of T.O. business arrested on three different allegations

The owner of a Thousand Oaks business was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, grand theft and forgery on Sept. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 20, and two other hooligans committed an armed robbery that left one person unconscious after an attack on the night of Aug. 9 in the 1800 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. The subject was arrested at 9 a.m. Sept. More...

Family

Moms meet

The Conejo Valley Moms will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 at the Boys & Girls Club at Los Cerritos, 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. More...

New West Symphony League to host fashion show at country club

The New West Symphony League will host the Neiman Marcus/Topanga fashion show “Notes on Fashion” from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 30 at the Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks.   More...

Boy Scouts recruiting boys with open house

Boy Scout Troop 799 invites all boys between the ages of 11 and 17 to the second annual open house titled “Scout Survivor” from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 in the courtyard of St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, 154 E. More...

Editorials

Some voters can’t handle the truth

The Nov. 2 general election is still five weeks away, but the anti-incumbency rhetoric is already at a fever pitch. More...

For the record

Taxes collected by the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association Business Improvement District are independently managed by the association and do not go into funds for the city’s redevelopment agency as reported in the Sept. More...

Challengers criticize Fox and Gillette for skipping forum

Along with 10 candidates seeking grass-roots support, six-story buildings proposed for Thousand Oaks Boulevard took center stage at the first City Council candidate forum. More...

Public hearing notices in T.O. not always clear

Though the city’s public hearing notices are required by law to be publicized 14 days in advance, nobody seems to be making sure those notices are understandable or informative to the public.   More...

More City Council forums planned

Four upcoming candidate forums will give voters the opportunity to get to know the 13 candidates running for City Council in Thousand Oaks. More...

Another new sign coming to T.O.

LIGHTS BEYOND REPAIR—The marquee outside the Civic Arts Plaza that promotes theater entertainment is dark. More...

Community

Awarding of block grants topic of a public hearing

A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 28 for the City Council to consider approving its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. More...

Assistant manager of service station arrested on several allegations

An assistant manager of a Thousand Oaks service station was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, financial elder abuse and fraudulent use of access card account numbers on Aug. 30.   More...

Trustee Mike Dunn points to endorsements in his reelection bid

Midway through an interview about his decision to seek a third term on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education, Mike Dunn claims he has a shocker.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

Local dancer gains a toehold in record book

Timing is everything in the world of dance.   In fact, Emily Haley’s timing has put her in the Guinness Book of World Records.   More...

Living history event coming to Stagecoach Inn Museum

The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host a new living history event titled “Tales of Old Conejo” on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 25 and 26 and Oct. 2 and 3 at the museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. More...

Kris Kristofferson to perform at CAP

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present an evening with Kris Kristofferson at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.   More...

Sports

Hall of Famer to host tennis clinic

Hall of Fame tennis player Michael Chang will make a special appearance from 3 to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at the Westlake Tennis and Swim Club, 32250 W. Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-1) at Newbury Park Panthers (1-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

As far as disappointments go, the Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks high school football teams had the market cornered in Week 2. More...

Weekend schedule

Oaks Christian at   Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m.   Royal at   Westlake Friday, 7 p.m.   Agoura at   Moorpark   Friday, 7 p.m.   St. Bonaventure at   Simi Valley   Friday, 7 p.m. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

TWO SQUIRRELS CAUGHT MAKING OUT!—Tracy Miller sent this photo, for which she might be prosecuted on obscenity laws. More...

Pet of the Week

‘IT’S GOOD BEING A CAT’–Katie is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair. She’s mellow, friendly and gets along well with other cats. More...

Faith

St. Columba’s dishing up deep-pit barbecue

The annual deep-pit barbecue dinner will take place from 4:40 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. More...

HomeShul devoted to Jewish learning

The clergy team of Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld and Cantor Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld offer HomeShul, a personalized, home-based program for Jewish learning and living   HomeShul includes music, art, and active learning to make Judaism relevant and fun f More...

Temple Etz Chaim offers day school

Temple Etz Chaim has announced that the Conejo Jewish Day School is now on its campus at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Gillette and Fox both have done an outstanding job

Mayor Dennis Gillette and Mayor Pro Tem Andy Fox deserve reelection to the Thousand Oaks City Council.   I’m 72 years old and have lived in Thousand Oaks since l968, and before that a number of other cities. T.O. More...

Gillette deserves to be reelected

I disagree with the Sept. 9 letter, “Gillette and Fox have got to go.” I’m standing by Dennis Gillette.   We need him to be reelected to the City Council especially for public transit issues. More...

Gillette wants the business vote

According to an Acorn article on Sept. 9, Mayor Dennis Gillette has allowed temporary signs in violation of provisions of the municipal code. More...